March 31, 2009
public meetings on barrage plans to be held in Burnham and Brean
public meetings are set to be held in Burnham-On-Sea and Brean
during April to discuss controversial plans to build a Severn
Barrage across the Bristol Channel.
MP, David Heathcoat-Amory, has organised the two meetings for
local people to discuss and ask questions about the Severn Tidal
Power scheme - which could see a barrage being built between Brean
Down and Wales, as pictured here.
meeting will be held on Wednesday 15th April at Unity Holiday
Resort in Brean at 7.30pm and the other will be held on Thursday
16th April at The Princess Hall in Burnham at 7.30pm.
meetings will include a presentation from a representative from
the Department of Energy & Climate Change, who will outline
the current five proposals and answer questions.
views expressed at the meeting will form part of the consultation
process and will be relayed back to the government.
Heathcoat-Amory told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The scheme, whether
it is a barrage or a lagoon, could have huge consequences for
the coastal area of Somerset."
consultation period ends in April so these meetings are a good
way of hearing local views and influencing the decisions."
government has issued a consultation paper earlier this year which
highlighted five shortlisted sites, including a Barrage from Brean
Down to Lavenock Point, and a Lagoon enclosing Bridgwater Bay.
local residents would like to attend either of these meetings
they must register in advance by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling 01749 673146.